If you've been wishing to take Cynthia's class, we are happy to announce that you can finally do so from anywhere in the world!
Eight Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to Noon Pacific Time
September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6
Class limited to 23 Participants
*Price will go up in 2022*
From Idea to Completed Script
Includes structure, scene cards, storyboards, set ups, payoffs, subplots, character development, writing castable roles, research, format, dialogue, hiding exposition, buttoning scenes, how to write great openings, great endings, big moments.
How to make ‘em laugh and cry.
Selling, Marketing. Agents, producers, deals, WGA, breaking in.
Everything you need.
Writers welcome at every level of experience from novice to pro.
Come prepared to work hard and break through!
Make it happen!
Few writers can share wisdom from decades of consistent experience in the industry. (Even less take the time to share what they've learned in an accessible classroom setting.)
Cynthia has sold over 75 screenplays, 30 of which have been produced. She's also had 3 books published and has had 5 plays produced. This is the same class Cynthia taught at UCLA Film School for 7 years. The same class that has delivered blockbuster movies like Face/Off, Child’s Play, Thor, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, The Mask and many others.
This class has been taught exclusively in-person since its conception. It is now (finally) available to attend from the comfort of your home anywhere in the world via Zoom.
If you've been waiting for this, be sure to save your spot today as there are only 23 spaces available and the class won't be offered again until September 2021. (It may also go up in price.)
This price of this class has barely increased in decades. (Despite my daughter's best efforts to encourage me to come to my senses.)
There are writing coaches charging thousands of dollars, who have much less, if any, actual experience as a professional screenwriter.
The script edit alone is worth the cost of admission, but you get 8 action-packed classes in addition to your script being read and edited by a pro.
"Prepare to be inspired!"
"If every writer followed Cynthia Whitcomb’s instructions, he or she would get an agent and best of all the elusive deal."
"Cynthia is a wonderful writer and a wonderful teacher for both new and established writers."
"As valuable for the longtime writer as for the first-timer."
"Thorough, accessible, informative and entertaining. Essential to any writer who dreams of writing for the movies."
"There are only two informed books on screenwriting. This is one of them. (About Cynthia's book based on this class.)"
There are only 23 spots available in this class.
Register today to save your place!
8 Three-Hour Classes
A full read of your screenplay
With detailed notes by Cynthia
An entire career of writing wisdom distilled into 24 hours of class-time
Cynthia Whitcomb has written roles for Jason Robards, Ellen Burstyn, Anjelica Huston, Martin Sheen, Liev Schreiber, Sam Elliot, Gabriel Byrne and Gena Rowlands among many others.
She has sold over 75 screenplays, 30 of which have been produced, most on prime time national television. She has also had five of her plays produced. Three books on screenwriting have been published, most recently The Heart of the Film.
She has taught screenwriting for thirty years, seven of them at the famed UCLA Film School. Her students have gone on to successful writing careers and have written Face/Off, Child’s Play, Thor, The Simpsons, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, The Mask and many others.
She has been nominated for the Emmy, Edgar Allan Poe, P.E.N., Humanitas, Drammy, Angus Bowmer and the Writers Guild of America awards. Among her television works are Buffalo Girls, I Know My First Name is Steven, Selma, Lord, Selma and Mark Twain and Me. For more on Cynthia Whitcomb visit cynthiawhitcomb.com.